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Date:   Tue,  5 Jul 2022 20:56:10 +0800
From:   Duoming Zhou <>
        Duoming Zhou <>
Subject: [PATCH net v2] net: rose: fix UAF bug caused by rose_t0timer_expiry

There are UAF bugs caused by rose_t0timer_expiry(). The
root cause is that del_timer() could not stop the timer
handler that is running and there is no synchronization.
One of the race conditions is shown below:

    (thread 1)             |        (thread 2)
                           | rose_device_event
                           |   rose_rt_device_down
                           |     rose_remove_neigh
rose_t0timer_expiry        |       rose_stop_t0timer(rose_neigh)
  ...                      |         del_timer(&neigh->t0timer)
                           |         kfree(rose_neigh) //[1]FREE
  neigh->dce_mode //[2]USE |

The rose_neigh is deallocated in position [1] and use in
position [2].

The crash trace triggered by POC is like below:

BUG: KASAN: use-after-free in expire_timers+0x144/0x320
Write of size 8 at addr ffff888009b19658 by task swapper/0/0
Call Trace:
 ? expire_timers+0x144/0x320
 ? expire_timers+0x144/0x320

This patch changes rose_stop_ftimer() and rose_stop_t0timer()
in rose_remove_neigh() to del_timer_sync() in order that the
timer handler could be finished before the resources such as
rose_neigh and so on are deallocated. As a result, the UAF
bugs could be mitigated.

Fixes: 1da177e4c3f4 ("Linux-2.6.12-rc2")
Signed-off-by: Duoming Zhou <>
Changes in v2:
  - v2: Use del_timer_sync to stop timer in rose_remove_neigh.

 net/rose/rose_route.c | 4 ++--
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/net/rose/rose_route.c b/net/rose/rose_route.c
index fee6409c2bb..eb0b8197ac8 100644
--- a/net/rose/rose_route.c
+++ b/net/rose/rose_route.c
@@ -227,8 +227,8 @@ static void rose_remove_neigh(struct rose_neigh *rose_neigh)
 	struct rose_neigh *s;
-	rose_stop_ftimer(rose_neigh);
-	rose_stop_t0timer(rose_neigh);
+	del_timer_sync(&rose_neigh->ftimer);
+	del_timer_sync(&rose_neigh->t0timer);

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